The Dark Side Of Empaths That You Rarely See
Empaths are one of the things that make the world a better and more beautiful place. Empaths are what makes us still have faith and understanding of humanity, they are the healers of the world.
However, when we talk about empaths, we almost always tell the positive and most common traits of empaths. On the other hand, there is a dark side of empaths that needs to be acknowledged. In this article, we will remain focused on the negative side of being an empath.
As you already know, empaths are strong receptors of energy. They are able to feel, read, recognize and even manipulate the energy of other people. Do you think this is a blessing? Well, it is a blessing, but not for the empaths, but for the rest of us! Their cognitive and perceptive, as well as their healing abilities, make empaths extremely valuable for humanity.
Their mindset, emotional profile, a way of acting and thinking- all of this inspires people to use empaths as role-models for ‘perfect’ compassionate human being. However, from the empath’s point of view, things look quite the opposite way.
Empaths are constantly suffering. They are under constant pressure to see and feel the evilness of humanity. They carry a huge burden and they must witness the hypocrisy of the whole world, even the people that really matter to them.
The dark side of being an empath is constantly being exhausted and fatigued from the energies you absorb. But, you’d never know it. Because the empath never dares break down or lose composure. They quietly observe, acknowledge and feel.
The dark side of being an empath is not knowing that being so selfless places an incredibly heavy burden on one’s self. Even the empaths that do recognize the burdensome nature of their selflessness often choose to ignore it, because carrying that weight is more meaningful than letting it fall on someone else’s shoulders.
The dark side of being an empath is knowing that you willingly neglect both your body and mind for the sake of others. A neglect that builds over the years, eventually resulting in the need to go soul-searching once again, a practice that we only take up when we feel completely lost.
As you can see, empaths are in a constant open confrontation with their inner selves and in a silent confrontation with the rest of the world. People should find understanding and accept empaths with their true nature.